Nittany Knits

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The wonderful staff from A Good Yarn in Fells Point have donated their time this year to come out to the suburbs (You don't know how hard this is for city gals!) and help run the team knitting blankets for this year's Knit-A-Thon! Thank you so much, ladies!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with team knitting, you are in for a treat. The picture above was taken at the 2005 Washington DC Knit-In, where Large Marge, Red Threads Untangled, and myself first discovered this type of knitting. Four people are able to work on the same blanket at the same time, all using their own ball of yarn.
This year's team knitting blanket will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, which likes to have a handmade item in every home they build.
The ladies at A Good Yarn have also given us patterns for helmet liners to knit for our troops in the dessert. You hard earned tax dollars only get our service people day glow orange acrylic helmet liners from Dick's sporting goods. They truly appreciate dark wool helmet liners. There are 22 people in each unit, so let's try to get enough helmet liners for one unit!
Happy Knitting!!!!


  • Glad to share and spread the word. My knitting group is planning to participate (Columbia Meetup Group), but is there another source I should be linking to about the Knit-A-Thon? After reading your post I realize that there will be other charity projects to knit for that day. Please let me know if I can pass on better information to my group and others.

    By Blogger PHD Knitter, at 9:07 PM  

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